News and Analysis (2/24/21)

MP Asaduddin Owaisi calls attention to how development, such as schools, under BJP rule has skipped Muslim-dominated areas:

A police raid on Muslim children results in no public outcry:

The first-time Iowa State Senator is an ordained Evangelical Lutheran Minister who has “received derogatory messages on social media after she recited a Muslim prayer written by a Drake University student at the statehouse”

Canada passes a motion in parliament recognizing “that a genocide is currently being carried out by the People’s Republic of China against Uyghurs and other Turkic Muslims” …

… as Human Rights Watch reports that “China has increased its prosecution of Muslim minorities in Xinjiang, handing out longer jail terms”:

“[A]fter a near total absence of official contact during former President Donald Trump’s four years in office[,] … American officials plan steps to restore direct ties with the Palestinian leadership”:

“Activist and scholar says he is being denied tenure at Harvard University because of his views on Israeli occupation”:

Tension and political instability between Myanmar citizens and military due to “brutal repression of the Rohingya minority in recent years” parallel a lot of what occurred in the Middle East and Arab Spring:

The U.S. and Pakistan once worked together with the Saudis to radicalize the youths who became the Taliban, but now a former top US military is upset that Pakistan is hosting the Taliban so they can work with countries such as Russia, China, and Iran …

… NATO backs Biden in keeping troops in Afghanistan even though original plans had called for troops returning as soon as possible:

Not a single frame is different in the Iranian release from the American release of “the first U.S.-produced film to achieve a wide theatrical release in Iran since the country’s 1979 revolution”:






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